Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rough Winter Ahead?

Once again:

Yesterday's sunspot activity. That is to say "zero." There is one small spot in the upper right quadrant, but all signs point to a colder than normal winter. And that leads to this Indianapolis story:
  • INDIANAPOLIS---- A shortage of road salt and skyrocketing salt prices could mean slippery roads this winter in communities across the nation as officials struggle to keep pavement clear of snow and ice without breaking their budgets.
We remember over the past few winters, Daley stocking up on piles and piles of road salt. At the time, we wondered who had the contract as Shortshanks was loading up on salt that wasn't needed. Now, in light of the current global cooling and predictions of a colder and snowier winter, we wonder if the "Evil Genius on Five" might have outsmarted Mother Nature, however inadvertently.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe that salt went from $48USC to $130USC a ton. I sure hope that we stocked up, that is a huge price disparity.

9/23/2008 12:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Off topic, but if your looking to take your kids out this week end.

There is a circus coming to Norwood Park School this weekend and in addition there will be a car show and several vendors.

If your intrested here is the link www.norwoodcircus.com

9/23/2008 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the last four or five years the supply of salt during the salting season has been an issue, mostly because barge traffic has been interrupted. my guess is someone in Chicago did not want to suffer the wrath of the people if they were to run out so they chose to stock up.

I doubt it has anything to do with someone getting paid off (although there is a good chance there was some under the table deal involved, it being Chicago and all).

9/23/2008 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see J-Fed claiming he is lowering the crime stats over the winter.

9/23/2008 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two shuttles on the launch pad this week - never been done before. Experiments to tag comets and one destined to hit the Pacific in 2039. Now, no sunspot activity. Think there is something they are not telling us?

9/23/2008 10:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, Just a thought, maybe an idea on how to make the streets more drivable during the winter...
give the folks their money back (taxes), of course those businesses that bid rig and over charge 200-300% so they can pay there way into a contract will be pissed, but then all those refunds should get most around the big city in their new Hummer... sorry Richie

9/23/2008 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


9/23/2008 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

My brother is a commercial landscaper who does plowing in the winder. He is considering going to China and bringing back salt himself, as there is none available but through the state of Illinois this year... and the state has tripled the prices charged last year for salt.

It looks to be lousy driving this coming winter.

9/23/2008 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous white castle ≠ global warming said...

Who'd have thought global cooling would be the cause of Daley's next fiscal triumph? Time for City Hall to dump their oil futures and short sell salt!

Mark these words, Illinois coal power will make a HUGE comeback and help our faltering state economy by lessening our dependence on heating gas and oil, now that global warming has been laid to rest.

To celebrate the death of global warming, I just opened the bathroom window and pumped 100 m³ of ass smoke into our precious atmosphere in honor of Al Gore and White Castle A1 Burgers.

9/23/2008 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous BushRat said...

Oh no, could someone be wrong about global warming? Weren't the temperatures supposed to climb up and up and up? Winters were supposed to dissapear. Al Gore wouldn't lie to us, would he?

9/23/2008 04:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'mon SCC!!!

Don't give the midget any credit. Not even inadvertant credit. We all know what actually happened: Shortshanks' guy from Bridgeport, you know, the guy that gets a deal on salt? Yeah, him. Well, he and the fellas came across a couple, two, tree salt trucks that somehow got left off the inventory list.

And we all know how the rest of the story plays out...

9/23/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if we have another cold winter, Al Gore will shut up.

Just to think, the liberals almost elected him President. Much like the choice we have now.

9/23/2008 05:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago the person who had ordered the salt for winter bought way to much and she got her ass chewed out to the hilt then low and behold we had a bad winter that year and the suburbs were buying our extra salt and all of a sudden Daly was a hero

9/23/2008 05:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure there is a shortage of salt. Daley had them pour it all over my car, my lawn, my sidewalk and clothes. Apparently the alderman's brother that owns the salt company couldn't sell any until we used up the old salt.

Just watch out when one of Daley's nehews buts a bird shit fertilizer company for lawns.

9/23/2008 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shortshanks is "irate" that his crooked crime family is being mentioned in the national press. ENJOY!

9/23/2008 08:30:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

To Global Cooling Denier:

Look at the picture Asshat. It's a blank solar disk - no sunspots equals reduced temperatures. In fact, last winter wiped out all the supposed "global warming" of the last ten years. Or didn't Al Gore tell you that little tidbit?

Let's just admit that global warming is a fad, global cooling was the word of the day a mere 30 years ago and no one understands how this big world ecosystem works in whole.

9/23/2008 08:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two shuttles on the launch pad this week - never been done before. Experiments to tag comets and one destined to hit the Pacific in 2039. Now, no sunspot activity. Think there is something they are not telling us?
Isn't there always something "they" aren't telling us?

9/23/2008 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe it won't get lost in a flood of responses on this post...
any word on Mike Mette's appeal?

9/23/2008 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still waiting for sunspots to make a smiley face.

9/24/2008 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Felix said...

I heard kitty litter works as good as salt and it's cheaper. That or we could line the streets with dead cats.

Hey! Now that's uncalled for, this ain't China brother.

9/25/2008 07:42:00 PM  

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